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Stichig Heightmaps

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Stichig Heightmaps

Postby ET_Gamer03 » Tue Apr 30, 2019 3:13 pm

Ok i have gone ahead and taken Real world Terrain and imported it into l3dt (which works fine). The only problem is that they have to give the data to me in tiles (meaning i have to import them separately and stitch them together to make the full heigthmap after i have exported them). This means the terrain has varying highest and lowest points in each tile (or heightmap). Therefore when i got to export the heightmaps as images, the value of lets say (Black) could be 650m in one image and 800m in another. This "dominoes" through the rest of the grayscale, meaning that white in one is 1000m and 1150m respectively.

This is what happens.

Desktop Screenshot 2019.04.30 -
and in 3d

Is there a way to make the height/value of a Grayscale colour the same over more than one heightmap?

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Re: Stichig Heightmaps

Postby Czorio » Thu May 09, 2019 9:13 pm

If you know the lowest height and the heighest height of all your images, you can normalize the values of the pixels with

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result = (Pixel Value - Minimum Value) / (Maximum Value - Minimum Value)

This should result in floating point values between 0 and 1, which you can then scale back to desired heights using

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result = Normalized Pixel Value * (Maximum Value - Minimum Value) + Minimum Value

Of course, this is assuming that the pixel values in your image are not simply [0, 255], but the actual heights of the terrain at that point.
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